What is an illegitimate veto?

What impact does 70 years of vetoes have?

In the first episode of The Veto Cast we give you a crash course of the origins of the veto and touch upon the impact it has today. The impact it has on the workings of the UN, on the world and on you. This impact is one of the reasons behind why Stop Illegitimate Vetoes was founded. Our very own Hanna Wernerson and Daniel Kjellén explain the goals of the campaign and why we choose to focus on the veto. With the help of former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations, Hans Corell and Advocacy officer for Global Center for R2P, Ryan D’ Souza we explore the concept of an illegitimate veto. What is an illegitimate veto and what are the prospects for changing the attitude towards veto use?


Download the transcript as a PDF-version: Episode 1 – What is an illegitimate veto, or read the full transcript of the episode below: (more…)

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Teaser trailer

What part does the veto play in conflicts such as the ones in Syria, Ukraine, Burma, Israeli-Arab conflict and the Rwandan genocide? And why should you care? This summer The Veto Cast will explore the effects of the illegitimate vetoes. You will hear voices from the corridors of power and from those at the heart of the conflicts. This is a preview of the summer podcast produced by Stop Illegitimate Vetoes and Uppsala Student Radio. The six part series premiers on the 7th of July.


2015-06-29T19:01:40+00:00 June 29th, 2015|